Academic Activities

Every Thursday afternoon, the faculty and fellows meet for didactic lectures that primarily focus on pulmonary physiology and clinical disease. Please see the Lecture and Board Review Series page for more details. The curriculum utilizes Kendig, John West physiology books, and The Normal Lung to structure the physiology lectures. Clinical topics cover the ABP content outline to target topics that will covered on the board examination. In addition, we have Journal Club to review the current published data regarding new guidelines, updates in medical management, and new innovations in respiratory care.  The Pediatric Pulmonary, Radiology, and Pathology conferences offer a comprehensive review of complex respiratory pathophysiology and conditions. The monthly division meetings give fellows an insight into the nuances of clinical practice, quality improvement for patient care, and structure and function of the fellowship.

In addition to our core didactic lecture series, UT offers many other educational opportunities.

  • AMA GME Competency Education Program Course Plan
  • Physician Educator Certificate Program (PECP) for fellows
  • Fellow Core Curriculum – monthly conference to learn about relevant topics that cross all Pediatric subspecialties, such as test taking strategies, quality improvement, working with challenging learners, etc. This is a great opportunity for all of the Pediatric subspecialty fellows to meet and get to know each other.
  • Healthcare Management training – 4 week course provides basic management training in navigating the complex business of healthcare
  • Clinical Research Curriculum – weekly course during the 2nd and 3rd year of fellowship to learn about Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Literature Appraisal, and Clinical Trial Design